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The New App a Secret Agent Would Love

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nir Eyal

A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.

You Don't Know @Jack: My Visit With Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey on the Occasion of Twitter's IPO

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In this week's episode of Wizard, we got to get personal with the controversial Twitter co-founder and Square CEO about his journey from college dropout to billionaire tech titan.

Twitter's Problems Are Just Beginning

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's stock took to its wings in its public debut, closing up more than 70 percent. The day flew by with nary a hitch and gave b...

Chrysler IPO Is Coming. Are You Buying?

David Kiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
David Kiley

The question for Marchionne, and those possibly teed up to buy the shares of the storied automaker is this: Is Chrysler a "buy"?

How Much Are You Worth to Twitter?

Lili Balfour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

I had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Weil, VP of Product Revenue discuss Twitter's monetization strategy at Ad Age Digital. His presentation gave me insight into the question that everyone wants to know: How much am I worth to Twitter?

It's Not About Checking the Box, Dick -- It's Just Good Business!

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It's not good enough for Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to only have one woman on his board. One is too often a token. On a board of seven -- it should be at least two. No one wants to be a token, not even women seeking to serve on boards.

Twitter's IPO Filing Is Made Public

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Hoping to transition quickly from private to publicly traded company, Twitter is giving the public its first look at the company's inner finances on T...

Why Didn't Twitter Stay Private Longer?

Quora | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Quora

The ideal circumstance for a company to go public is to have one's ducks all lined up, performance-wise and business-wise and be in position to grow strongly in the first several years after the IPO. For Twitter, that situation is certainly true now.

Silicon Valley Investors' Advice to Young Startups

Lili Balfour | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

At Boxworks 2013, Box CFO Dylan Smith led a lively discussion with a panel of Silicon Valley investors, from newcomers The Social Capital Partnership ...

Here's The Answer To The Question Everyone's Asking About Twitter's IPO

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 09.13.2013 | Technology

With a tweet, Twitter did what it was long expected to do. On Thursday, the social network announced that it filed the necessary paperwork to go publi...

The App of God: Getting 100 Million Downloads Is More Psychology Than Miracles

Nir Eyal | Posted 10.19.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

How did YouVersion come to so dominate the digital word of God? It turns out there is much more behind the app's success than missionary zeal.

Here's Why You Need To Worry About The IPO Boom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

The IPO market is back in full swing. Believe it or not, that's bad news for the stock market. So far this year, 126 companies have priced initial ...

How to Boost Desire Using the Psychology of Scarcity

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

In 1975, researchers Worchel, Lee, and Adewole wanted to know how people would value cookies in two identical glass jars. One jar held 10 cookies while the other contained just two stragglers. Which cookies would people value more?

Sell Your Company, Not Your Soul

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

So, how does one land a company? I've created a simple structure to allow entrepreneurs to evaluate various landing methodologies (read: exit strategies).

Neiman Marcus Announces IPO

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Style

NEW YORK — Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus plans to raise up to $100 million by returning to the stock market with an initial public offering. Th...

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

The Curse of the Network Effect

Nir Eyal | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Ethan Stock lived the Silicon Valley dream. He had recently sold his company to eBay and emanated the tanned skin and relaxed composure you'd expect of someone who just cashed a big corporate check. But I was surprised by what he said next. "Mediocrity is worse than failure, you know?"

APPLIX: Apple and Netflix and the case for staying private

Brian Hamilton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Brian Hamilton

As I look at Wall Street headlines I better understand why so many owners and stakeholders of privately held companies aren't jumping into the IPO line and some publicly traded firms are jumping out.

IPO Would Sell Empire State Building To The Public

Posted 04.09.2013 | New York

You, yes you, could soon have the opportunity to buy a piece of the Empire State Building. Malkin Properties-- who bought the iconic skyscraper in...

Viral Loops or Viral Oops?

Nir Eyal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

For creative people working on exciting new technologies, growth feels great. But we should be cautious of using techniques that have a high likelihood of being viral oops instead of viral loops.

From Idea to IPO

Daniel Newman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

To create the jobs, the careers and the environment where "The Employee" can flourish. There is something about that in which cannot be easily put to words. But is rewarding unlike anything else for an entrepreneur.

Why Twitter Won't IPO in 2013

Bryce Maddock | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Bryce Maddock

You have seen it a hundred times before. The latest "it" company is standing on a balcony, overlooking a sea of applauding stockbrokers, reporters and other NYSE staff. Their company has gone public and the only way to go from here is up, right? Wrong.

Is the IPO Market in Hong Kong Starting to Show Signs of Recovery?

Giles Gibson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Giles Gibson

With Singapore, Shanghai and even Shenzhen all making great strides to establish themselves as IPO centers in their own right, Hong Kong's future position at the top table is far from secure.

In Wake of Election, SMBs Expected to Serve as Engine of Economic Growth

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Small businesses now must make some assumptions about policy decisions and move forward. They are too important to the country's economic recovery to remain in limbo.

Bank Doesn't Want To Own Up To Facebook's Botched IPO

Reuters | Suzanne Barlyn | Posted 01.06.2013 | Technology

By Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley is trying to halt a securities arbitration case filed by a Facebook investor who blames th...